Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 72 78
Rank change year-on-year +20 +6 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 67 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.39% 1.82% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 2.18% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 22 24
Bristol median daily rate £340 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +8.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £400 £434 £375
South West median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -4.41% +4.62% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate - - £39.25
South West median hourly rate - - £39.25

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1571 1421 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.54% 83.44% 81.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 1029 1094
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £551 £534
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 65 37
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +31.58% -24.00%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £46.30 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.30%) Banking
3 24 (35.82%) Test Automation
3 24 (35.82%) Finance
4 21 (31.34%) QA
5 20 (29.85%) Selenium
5 20 (29.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (29.85%) Retail Banking
5 20 (29.85%) Scenario Testing
6 19 (28.36%) Cucumber
7 17 (25.37%) BDD
8 15 (22.39%) WebDriver
8 15 (22.39%) SDLC
9 14 (20.90%) SoapUI
9 14 (20.90%) C#
9 14 (20.90%) SAP
10 13 (19.40%) SOAP
10 13 (19.40%) Software Testing
11 12 (17.91%) ISEB
11 12 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (16.42%) Telecoms
12 11 (16.42%) .NET
12 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
12 11 (16.42%) Compatibility Testing
12 11 (16.42%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 10 (14.93%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (14.93%) Digital Marketing
13 10 (14.93%) Marketing
13 10 (14.93%) Programme Management
13 10 (14.93%) Manufacturing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.99%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.49%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 20 (29.85%) Selenium
2 19 (28.36%) Cucumber
3 15 (22.39%) WebDriver
4 14 (20.90%) SoapUI
5 9 (13.43%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (4.48%) JIRA
6 3 (4.48%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.99%) Appium
7 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.99%) Maven
8 1 (1.49%) Gatling
8 1 (1.49%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.49%) JUnit
8 1 (1.49%) NUnit
8 1 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.49%) TestRail
8 1 (1.49%) The Grinder
General
1 27 (40.30%) Banking
2 24 (35.82%) Finance
3 20 (29.85%) Retail Banking
4 11 (16.42%) Telecoms
5 10 (14.93%) Electronics
5 10 (14.93%) Manufacturing
5 10 (14.93%) Marketing
6 7 (10.45%) Retail
7 3 (4.48%) Billing
8 2 (2.99%) Back Office
8 2 (2.99%) Spanish Language
9 1 (1.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (55.22%) Analyst
2 31 (46.27%) Test Analyst
3 16 (23.88%) Tester
4 13 (19.40%) Banking Analyst
5 12 (17.91%) QA Tester
5 12 (17.91%) Software Tester
6 10 (14.93%) Software QA Tester
7 6 (8.96%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Digital Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Applications Tester
10 2 (2.99%) CRM Business Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) QA Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) SOAP
2 11 (16.42%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) JSON
3 3 (4.48%) REST
3 3 (4.48%) RESTful
4 2 (2.99%) Ajax
5 1 (1.49%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.48%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.82%) Test Automation
3 20 (29.85%) Scenario Testing
3 20 (29.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (25.37%) BDD
5 15 (22.39%) SDLC
6 13 (19.40%) Software Testing
7 12 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (16.42%) Compatibility Testing
8 11 (16.42%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 10 (14.93%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (14.93%) Migration
9 10 (14.93%) Programme Management
10 9 (13.43%) Functional Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
11 7 (10.45%) Scrum
11 7 (10.45%) Test Strategy
12 5 (7.46%) Acceptance Criteria
12 5 (7.46%) Collaborative Working
12 5 (7.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) C#
2 9 (13.43%) Java
3 5 (7.46%) SQL
4 3 (4.48%) Python
5 2 (2.99%) PHP
5 2 (2.99%) Ruby
6 1 (1.49%) Delphi
6 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.49%) Perl
6 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) ISEB
2 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.34%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) IFRS
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 15288
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) SAP
2 5 (7.46%) HP
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.99%) BT
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle
5 1 (1.49%) IBM